Final Year Teacher Trainees Begin Extended Teaching (Internship) | Here are things to Note |


The Second Batch of the Four-Year Bachelor of Education Degree Programme at the 46 public colleges of Education in the country has commenced their Extended Teaching(internship).  

The Extended Teaching Course is a school-based component of the teacher education programme designed to allow student-teachers to independently plan to teach, motivate and extend teaching.

The course which has a minimum of 12 weeks and 12 credit hours, aims at equipping student-teachers with the skills and competencies to demonstrate through their teaching and a comprehensive understanding of the standard-based curriculum.

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The extending teaching course also aims at equipping student-teachers with the requisite skills to undertake action research which is to guide and improve their teaching.

Student-teachers would also develop the leadership skills needed to function effectively in the school setting and the wider school communities as required by the National Teaching Standard.


Upon Completion of the course, trainees are expected to;

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in planning, teaching, motivating and extending consistently the learning of all children whatever their socio-linguistic background and regardless of age, aptitude and ability, consistency and independently.  
  • Demonstrate understanding through their teaching, and a comprehensive understanding of the standard-based curriculum and related expectations before, during and after their specialism.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive skills in conducting action research as a project work to support children’s learning
  • Demonstrate skills in effective classroom management and organization.
  • Demonstrate skills in developing and maintaining positive working relationships with other teachers and school personnel as appropriate as well as interacting with learners, parents, and the wider community as guided by the legal and ethical codes of conduct required by a professional teacher.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive Skills in developing professional teaching portfolio
  • Demonstrate skills in critical reflection on class teaching, wider school observation and records in student’s reflective Journal.

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Requirement for Assessment

Formal evaluation of trainees by mentors or tutors would be based on the following;

  • Lesson plan and notes
  • Teaching and Learning Resources
  • Personal Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Learner’s marked exercises with comments
  • Classroom organization and management skills
  • Understanding of the school curriculum
  • Mentor observation reports.

In conclusion,  trainees are expected to prepare their lesson plan/notes, teaching and learning resources, develop a teaching portfolio, create a safe and encouraging learning environment appropriate for students from diverse backgrounds,  as well as identify and justify a problem to serve the purpose of their action research.

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